When you move into a new home, you never get to pick your neighbors. Sometimes you become friends with them, other times things become pretty complicated. The latter scenario happened to a family of two women who bought their own home, something they worked for very hard.
“It even has a pool which is just amazing and something I’d always wanted but never thought I’d have,” the 32-year-old author wrote about the house in a post on r/AITA. But it soon turned out that she was far from the only one who loved the pool.
“I keep finding neighbor’s kids using our pool having hopped our fence and I keep getting them to leave,” she said. The kids’ parents clearly did not see anything wrong with it, and even said that they were used to playing there thanks to the previous house owners.
Now the author wants to know if she was right to not allow the kids to play there, so scroll down through the whole post below and share your thoughts about it.
Recently, a woman shared how she and her wife moved into their dream house only to find their neighbors’ kids using their private pool
The author did not feel comfortable about it and told the parents she is not giving the kids her permission to use the pool
Although dealing with neighbors can be weird at times, the important thing to realize is you can’t escape them. Not only do they know when you’re home, they have a pretty good idea of what you’ve been up to, meaning you want to be mainly on good terms with them.
At the same time, everyone has the right to feel comfortable in their own home, whether it’s your garden, your pool, your balcony or your kitchen with large windows that stretch from the ground to the top.
According to the mother and writer Cassandra Kyser, “you shouldn’t have to run from your car to your house because you’re afraid the neighbor kids will see that you’re home. You also have a right to refuse announced visitors. Your door does not have to be literally or metaphorically ‘open’ 24/7. And yes, you have the right to sleep in without relentless knocking,” she argues.
Kyser also argues that if you have a neighbor kid stopping by at all hours of the day, to keep your sanity, you need to set and enforce some rules. Moreover, you have to communicate them clearly to the kids’ parents.
Many people supported the author and said she was reasonable not to allow the kids in her pool if she didn’t want to
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